Electric Utility

Need help understanding your utility bill? Click here for a sample utility bill and explanation.

Please visit SC211 for resources to help with electric bills.  

Public Notice (July 1, 2022): Rising energy demand has resulted in a significant increase in fuel needs (natural gas) for power generation compounded by fuel commodity prices climbing drastically due to tight supplies has required the City of Camden to implement a $0.05029 per kilowatt hour Purchase Power Adjustment Surcharge on all electric usage. Need help understanding your utility bill? Click here for a sample utility bill and explanation. If you have any questions regarding your electric bill, please contact the City of Camden Finance Department at 803-432-2421.

See the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Electric Rate Schedule.

The electric department is responsible for providing electric power and service to approximately 11,000 customers in portions of three counties (Kershaw, Lee and Sumter). The city maintains both overhead and underground electric infrastructure. An on-call truck provides 24-hour service to our customers. If you need assistance with your electric service, call 803-432-2421.

As a public provider, we strive to keep our rates as low as possible. The money we receive each month from residential, commercial and industrial electric customers is primarily used to purchase wholesale power and maintain/expand our electric infrastructure.

Download our electric policy here.

For tips on how to lower energy costs in your home, please visit the State of South Carolina Energy Office's website.

Interconnecting Small Generation

Live in Camden? Want to connect with and operate in parallel to the City's electrical system using your own generator? Explore the documents below to get started.

Please email all documents to electric@camdensc.org.

Integrated Resource Plan

Explore the Integrated Resource Plan for Camden's city-owned electric distribution utility.